Horse Pucky Gobbledegook
I am working on an API to list products on eBay. Running thru tons of documentation on their vast & quite useless sandbox. These docs are replete with horse pucky gobbledegook. Like this one, under the heading API Architecture: "eBay's APIs demonstrate how eBay is leveraging technology to accelerate and disrupt commerce." Now, I ask you simply this: Who the hell is eager to "disrupt" commerce? Whoever it is, I wish they would knock it off. The only reason I would ever bore myself to tears with such documentation is the enable; not to disrupt.
Don't you see way too much worthless horse pucky everywhere? What is wrong with these people?
Needless to say, that whole page did not solve a single one of my problems this day.
Here's the statement from their top brass: “With these APIs, developers can rapidly create an integration and help accelerate buying from eBay anywhere, anytime. To me, that’s true disruption - and, it’s a leap forward for eBay developers” – Gail Frederick, Senior Director, eBay Developers Program, eBay’s Developer Ecosystem and Services
Gail ... stay home and raise your children. You have nothing to offer here.
“It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)